Helpful explanation including photo examples of different types of bearing faults and conditions you should look out for to get to the root cause.
PT101: Wilcoxon accelerometers accurately measure the broad range of frequencies and low amplitudes occurring in slow speed roller bearing installations.
PT102: The gear set on a critical turbo-compressor was monitored with a Wilcoxon industrial accelerometer at very low frequencies.
Monitor reciprocating gas compressors with 4-20 mA loop powered vibration sensors.
Vibration monitoring of cooling tower fans, gear boxes, shafts, and motors provides early warning of machine degradation and impending disaster.
Cooling towers, process coolers and HVAC cooling units can be monitored for vibration using the 4-20 mA analog input channels of existing PLC units.
Guidance to determine the number and location of 4-20 mA loop powered sensors to produce a reliable vibration monitoring system to protect fans, and to interface directly with a plant Programmable Logic Controller or Distributed Control System to provide a cost-effective predictive maintenance solution.
Helpful overview of vibration monitoring and some of the challenges specific to gearboxes.
Pumps benefit from regular check-ups to ensure there are no underlying problems. Diagnostics give us an indication of the health of the pump.
A pump manufacturer used a Wilcoxon vibration sensor on a positive displacement pump and found that the sensor successfully detected cavitation.
Vibration monitoring of critical and auxiliary pumping systems helps improve machine reliability, safety, and production capability.
Overview covers pump systems and failures, plus monitoring specifics and techniques that are designed to minimize damage, reduce downtime, and increase productivity.